King Suddhodana and all the other Shakyan princes were given their education by a very virtuous and wise Brahmin called Asita. He was a sage who lived in the jungle close to the Himalayas. He spent his time meditating in a kuti there, when one morning he saw and heard the Devas singing and dancing in rejoice. On inquiring he found out that a baby son has been born to King Suddhodana and Queen Maya and that this boy prince would one day become the perfectly enlightened one surpassing all beings. When he heard this Asita the sage became delighted and hurried to Kapilawastu pura to see the King.